Recent Adams Hub Pre-Accelerator startup Panty Drop is an online lingerie subscription service. Julie Arsenault, founder of PantyDrop, shared her thoughts about the experience in this mini-interview:
What was the format of the Pre-Accelerator?
“Based on Lean Startup Principles, and pulling from the Y Combinator curriculum, the 5-week program pushed us to “get outside the building” and validate customer demand for our ideas with interviews, rapid prototyping, and quick feedback cycles.”
What made you decide to join the Pre-Accelerator?
When I started the program, I felt that my growth strategy had stalled, but the program helped me narrow in on a promising niche market segment that’s helping my business get to the next level.
What did you think about your interactions with the Pre-Accelerator mentors and the participants?
Kevin Lyons and Miya MacKenzie are fantastic mentors, and definitely the people I want in my corner. With participants across stages, from the very earliest ideas to post-revenue and customers, the knowledge-sharing within the group was engaging and fun, and weekly goal-setting kept us on track and getting things done.”
What was your final assessment of the program’s value?
The Adams Hub Pre-Accelerator Program was the most impactful thing I did for my business in 2016.